75cl * 13.5% ABV * Crete, Greece
The Lyrarakis winery was established in 1966 and its high-altitude vines are located in the Alagni commune in Crete. The producer has long championed native varietal wines, as well as blends of international varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Assyrtiko - indigenous to Greece - is a versatile grape variety that offers a floral character combining with the zest and crunch of citrus fruit. The grape's mineral streak and chalky texture is evident here on the finish. Pair with grilled sardines or seabass stuffed with lemon and herbs. Superb value.
Winner of 'Best Assyrtiko' in Wine & Spirits Magazine August 2020